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  Reply # 1161119 24-Oct-2014 06:56
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NL have 20% off for Labour Weekend, http://products.noelleeming.co.nz/search?w=Galaxy+Note+4 but doesnt seem to apply to the VF version, just Spark.

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  Reply # 1161142 24-Oct-2014 08:44
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Are the spark and vodafone ones branded in any way?




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  Reply # 1161151 24-Oct-2014 08:58
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Shindig: Are the spark and vodafone ones branded in any way?


I have the Vodafone version and only a couple of apps are preinstalled, both are removable.

Also firmware updates need to come from Voda.

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  Reply # 1161152 24-Oct-2014 08:59
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HMM right I see, better to get a non-telco one.
Updates from Samsung directly...




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  Reply # 1161154 24-Oct-2014 09:01
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Shindig: HMM right I see, better to get a non-telco one.
Updates from Samsung directly...


From where?

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  Reply # 1161155 24-Oct-2014 09:03
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kiwitrc:
Shindig: HMM right I see, better to get a non-telco one.
Updates from Samsung directly...


From where?


I wouldnt worry too much about that, you can always flash via odin.

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  Reply # 1161158 24-Oct-2014 09:04
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Yeah thats the first thing I will do, but was wondering who had non branded ones in NZ


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  Reply # 1161159 24-Oct-2014 09:07
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All parallel import shops should have non branded phones in nz

Does anyone know if Harvey Norman , Jb Hifi have Note 4?

They also have non branded one's usually. 

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  Reply # 1161160 24-Oct-2014 09:08
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PBTech as well??




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  Reply # 1161175 24-Oct-2014 09:27
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There's not really such a thing as a global, non-branded Samsung device - if they don't have operator-specific software (And all NZ variants will be from either 2d, Vodafone, or Spark stock - we're not a big enough country to have an 'open market' variant like the UK and Australia do), they will still have region-specific software and receive updates in accordance with that region's schedule. Worth checking out the country of origin if purchasing parallel-imported devices, as Singapore, Poland, the Netherlands, and the UK generally receive the fastest updates globally.

Locally, 2d and Vodafone variants generally have very little customisation, while Spark has a little more. While they'll all work on all three networks as the hardware is identical (SM-N910U Octa-Core Exynos), it's still recommended to get the variant for the network you intend to use it on for the sake of APNs and baseband firmware optimisation, et cetera.




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  Reply # 1161176 24-Oct-2014 09:28
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Great post mate




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  Reply # 1161222 24-Oct-2014 10:43
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I see Noel Lemming have added the 20% sale excludes VF and 2deg phones now.

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  Reply # 1161223 24-Oct-2014 10:46
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Only on the black note 4 




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Watch out for Noel Leemings... Their website seems to indicate that they still haven't actually got any stock.

They had no qualms about taking my order and telling me that they would have it on release day yet on that day told me it was at least 2 weeks away but that they didn't know when they would get them.

Just sayin'.

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PBTech is the best place I reckon. It would be interesting to know their source 




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